EU commissioner Neelie Kroes has been critical of SOPA and suggests that the EU would not introduce legislation of this kind. Of course Kroes can only speak for the EU commission and possibly only for that part of it that she's in charge of. Several member states have been discussing legislative measures that are very similar to SOPA. In Ireland, for example, the … [Read more...] about Kroes Says No To EU SOPA
This site will be "dark" tomorrow from 8am to 8pm Irish time in protest against SOPA and similar legislation. It doesn't matter that SOPA might be "dead". There will be other legislation that is just as bad .. … [Read more...] about This Site Is Going Dark
Obviously I'm not the only person who is more than a little cynical about SOPA, or the retraction / shelving, cal it what you will of the legislation. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has made it clear that he's not considering SOPA "dead" until the proverbial fat lady sings. More coverage on Financial Times Related articles Wikipedia will go dark to protest SOPA/PIPA … [Read more...] about Wikipedia To Go Dark In Protest Against SOPA
The proposed legislation coming from the US to combat online piracy known as SOPA has not been popular among internet industry professionals or internet users. The debate surrounding the legislation heated up considerably in the runup to Christmas and there is now a planned "blackout" being organised by several high profile content providers. In a rather interesting and … [Read more...] about What Does The Whitehouse SOPA Statement Actually Mean?